Map shows epicenter of the earthquake in the waters off Batanes. (Map from Phivolcs)
MANILA, Philippines — A magnitude 5.1 earthquake hit the waters near Batanes at 9:43 p.m. on Tuesday, according to the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs).
The epicenter of the quake, which was of tectonic origin, was located 190 km northwest of Itbayat, Batanes, at a depth of 13 km.
No damage was reported, but nearby residents should brace for aftershocks, said Phivolcs.
Just a few minutes before, at 9:34 p.m. a magnitude 4.8 tectonic earthquake also rocked the same area, with an epicenter 205 km northwest of Itbayat.
A few hours after both quakes at 11:01 p.m., another tectonic earthquake was recorded in the same area 170 km northwest of Itbayat at a depth of 33 km.
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